What is stress? The Body’s Stress Response When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.
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H ere are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers . Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse.
I n this post, I present 13 specific journaling tools you can start using immediately, along with a mind map of the book ‘ Journal to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth ‘. Journaling is perhaps the most effective and direct way to get a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. By putting your thoughts in writing, you trigger some unique mental processes that often lead to invaluable new insights.
Multiple readers have written in requesting more articles on boosting brain power and concentration. This subject has been covered on PickTheBrain before but it doesn’t seem to get old. After all, who doesn’t want to be a little sharper?
Reading Efficiently by Reading Intelligently Get the most from your reading. © iStockphoto/mammamaart Whether they're project documents, trade journals, blogs, business books or ebooks, most of us read regularly as part of our jobs, and to develop our skills and knowledge. But do you ever read what should be a useful document, yet fail to gain any helpful information from it?
Quote of the day: "You will be who you will be. We are our choices. And we can choose to lead humanity away from this... darkness." - Icarus/Helios
H ow many times have you gone through explaining a problem to a friend, and before he could say a word about it you had already figured out the solution by yourself? The very act of explaining a problem out loud can, by itself, be enough to solve it . How can this deceptively simple strategy work so well? How can we leverage it, transforming it in a problem-solving technique we can use at anytime? The Magic Behind Explaining Problems Out Loud Communicating your problems out loud has several advantages over silently thinking about them:
Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single , based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail.
As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind.